Meet the Foodbins

I grew up in a tiny town in Michigan with a younger sister and two great parents. My sister and I didn’t always get along but now she is my best friend. And somehow, we ended up moving across the country and living a couple blocks from each other. My best days are those in which my sister and I meet up half way and walk around the neighborhood and just talk talk talk.

She doesn’t love to be in pictures and this is literally the only digital photo I have of her. She is so beautiful–I must take more pictures of her.

I’ve always been close to my parents. And they are totally cute: still in love after almost 40 years of marriage. They’ve taught me the importance of laughter in my life.

I’m hard pressed to find a picture of my mom where she is not smiling.

I get my love of running from my dad. He has gone for a run almost every single day of my life. With a broken nose, broken ribs, sub-zero conditions…you get the idea.

Here we are slogging our way through one of my least favorite marathons: Mt. Rushmore. It was cold, sort of rainy and just went on and on and on. But we made it–thanks dad!

Somehow I got lucky and me this guy (at a frat party no less):

I can’t imagine my world without him. Or his alter ego:

Then there is his family. They are really our family now.

My second mom is amazing. She is running a marathon in every state and is over the halfway mark. We’ve done several races together, including my first.

Rock ‘n Roll marathon in Phoenix, Arizona. Strangely they gave out beer tickets after the race. Like I wasn’t already totally out of it!

My second dad is a great guy, a fantastic cook and maker of many puns.

They both have a great sense of humor, too.

Hubs has a brother and sister and now they are like my brother and sister too.

We get along so well that we’ve gone on many vacations together. Usually at Christmas but not always. People think we’re nuts and we probably are. That’s how we roll.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.


3 responses to “Meet the Foodbins

  1. What a happy looking family you have there! I love how you devoted a whole page to them. I was just over at “Who is Foodbin” and see we DO have a lot in common. 😉 Love the nickname, btw. That EASILY could have been mine because I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t have my trusty green lunchbag with me (at work anyway).

  2. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Hi! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! Your family is just awesome! I’m very happy to meet you! 🙂

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